Darya Zhuk left Minsk, Belarus at the age of 16 to study in the US. Six years later with a cum lade B.A. degree from Harvard University, Darya Zhuk started making films first as a video artist, then as a producer and today as a director. She is a proud honors graduate of Columbia MFA program in Directing. Her films have been selected to SXSW, Tarkovsky, Oaxaca, Atlanta, Palm Springs, Santa Fe Independent film festivals just to name a few. In 2014, she directed a half-hour comedy pilot for Russian cable network TNT, which has been greenlit for production. She strives to tell fun, unapologetically messy stories about always strong, diverse, and sometimes shocking women.